The solo electric guitar compositions are semi-autonomous: they each represent a distinct avenue of research while also forming a series or suite. The first guitar part in the Etude for 4 Guitars is prepared and detuned. This guitar acts as a percussive instrument. Plastic twist ties are placed beneath the strings, weaving up and over every other string across the third fret. The prepared percussive line may appear that it is coming from a guitar, but it isn't easy to recognize it as such from an audio recording. Also included are homemade synthesizers and instruments, a fairly big guitar pedal board, and patches built in Max MSP.
My compositions have minimal setups, focusing on the gesture and the instrument's sound research: its resonances, limits, expansions, and impurities. Experimentation with feedback, crackling, harmonics, overflowings, short circuits, and noise is examined and improvised.
March 2020, Never Records Showcase Event